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Old Oct 18, 2012, 09:03 AM
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 09:18 AM
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Once completed i will release these to the public as drawings/cross sections only.
It will have no duct work, spars,edf placements etc.. nothing rc related.
As this I will be tinkering with it for some time.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Looks good, will be following.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Could you offer it in an alternative format? DXF maybe? That'd be handier for me. Nice work
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 03:13 PM
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That's amazing work D_FAST. Same request as arrowking please - DXF?
It would be difficult to get these lasercut in the PDF format
I'm toying with the idea of building a foamie from your cross sections.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:11 PM
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Just read your Avanti thread D, fantastic build method.

It was probably in the one of your posts on that thread, but I was wondering how do you align the individual sections with each other? I have seen in other threads guys use one or two centering holes in each section and then run a rod/s to align before gluing. How did you do yours?

Also just an idea regarding reinforcement and covering. I've just completed a slope soarer (zillion pics on my blog) and have used fiberglass rods (or carbon if wanting to save weight) cut into the foam and then glued. This was then sprayed with a spray contact adhesive (3M 70 or 90) and then glass fiber layed on, then sprayed again etc. This was all on EPP foam (not EPS) and is a relatively heavy covering method but my gawd it is as strong as brick shite house. Also being sprayed on it goes on evenly and can even be sanded smooth. Final covering is lam film and/or signwriters vinyl. Apart from the EPP foam, its a cheap build method :-) The advantage over resin is that the surface stays "solidly rubbery" so its very bash resistant. My wing using this method has done cartwheels and epic nose-in's (I'm learning to slope) yet it still looks good. Just thought I'd share one of my build experiences - seems to complement your methods.

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Old Nov 27, 2012, 07:37 AM
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Just read your Avanti thread D, fantastic build method.

It was probably in the one of your posts on that thread, but I was wondering how do you align the individual sections with each other? I have seen in other threads guys use one or two centering holes in each section and then run a rod/s to align before gluing. How did you do yours?

Also just an idea regarding reinforcement and covering. I've just completed a slope soarer (zillion pics on my blog) and have used fiberglass rods (or carbon if wanting to save weight) cut into the foam and then glued. This was then sprayed with a spray contact adhesive (3M 70 or 90) and then glass fiber layed on, then sprayed again etc. This was all on EPP foam (not EPS) and is a relatively heavy covering method but my gawd it is as strong as brick shite house. Also being sprayed on it goes on evenly and can even be sanded smooth. Final covering is lam film and/or signwriters vinyl. Apart from the EPP foam, its a cheap build method :-) The advantage over resin is that the surface stays "solidly rubbery" so its very bash resistant. My wing using this method has done cartwheels and epic nose-in's (I'm learning to slope) yet it still looks good. Just thought I'd share one of my build experiences - seems to complement your methods.

Cheers.
hope the picture explains how it all lines up.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:26 PM
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Hey D thanks for the very detailed reply, I hope the illustration did not take you too long!

I figured that was how you did it, so nice to have that confirmed. As I'm a lazy so-and-so and want to speed the build process up, I'm looking to use laser cutting for the templates. Unfortunately this means I wouldn't be able to use the DXF's you've posted as the laser cuts every line it sees, so of course there would be lots of 1/4'd templates as they are at the moment.

Because of this I need to pursue the centre reference rod/s idea. I also need to design in the EDF (or EDF's - plural) and cabin etc. Given this would you mind sharing your SKP file? I would need to brush up on my Sketchup skills but in the long run the more this is designed on a PC the less time spent cutting I would of course share-back the final design with full credit to yourself for all your work in converting this classic plane from 2D to 3D
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:07 PM
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You can download the model from the google warehouse.
I have taken no credit for this model. I just confirm scale appearance, and then use my sketch up knowledge to edit/correct/and create something i can develop further to rc model.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 12:22 AM
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Thanks D.

PM3D has done an amazing job on that Sea Vixen model!

For ref here's the URL: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehou...66&prevstart=0
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